U.S. Avalanche Accidents Reports

CAIC

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2000-2001
TOTAL FATALITIES: 45

Date Place Fatalities State Activity Summary
2001-04-18 Ram Falls near Nordegg, AB 1 AB SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught buried and killed
2001-03-25 Columbia Icefields   AB CLIMB 1 ice climber dies in fall after surviving an avalanche
2001-01-01 Aaron's Last Run, Turnagain Pass   AK SKI 1 Skier caught, carried, and buried. Rescued alive by own group.
2000-12-09 South of Cantwell, off Parks Hwy 1 AK SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed.
2001-03-01 The Hogsback, near Eaglecrest Ski area   AK SKI 1 skier caught and buried, minor injuries
2001-02-03 20 miles South of Eureka Lodge 2 AK SNOWMOBILE 3 snomobilers caught and buried, 2 killed, 1 escaped.
2000-11-11 Flat Top Mountain, North Gully, Chugach State Park   AK CLIMB 1 Climber critically injured and 1 dog slightly injured
2001-03-18 Summit Lake, behind Courage Mountain 1 AK SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught, carried, 1 buried and killed.
2000-12-29 Pine Pass area, about 200 km north of Prince George 2 BC SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught buried and killed
2001-02-24 Bugaboos Mountains, near Invermere 1 BC SKI 2 skiers caught, 1 killed, 1 injured
2001-01-06 Torpy Mountain near McGregor 1 BC SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught buried and killed
2001-02-18 Monsahee Mountains near Revelstoke 1 BC SKI 4 heli-skiers caught, 1 killed, 3 injured
2001-02-07 Brandywine Falls area, near Whistler   BC SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, back broken
2001-03-05 Crowsnest Pass, near Sparwood, BC 1 BC SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, carried, and killed.
2001-02-13 Thunder Meadows, Near Fernie Alpine Resort 2 BC SKI 13 skiers caught, 2 injured, 2 killed
2001-04-18 Wild Horse Creek, near Cranbrook 1 BC SNOWMOBILE 5 snowmobiles caught, 1 killed, 1 injured
2001-03-22 Big White Mountain, near Kelowna   BC SNOWBOARD 5 snowboarders caught
2001-03-22 Renshaw mountain area near McBride 1 BC SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught buried and killed
2000-12-19 AREA NOT OPENED...Fernie Alpine Resort   BC SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and located alive by an avalanche rescue dog
2001-03-17 Rogers Pass near the town of Golden 1 BC OTHER 4 skiers caught, one buried and killed
2001-02-21 Backcountry; Between Squaw and Alpine 2 CA SKI 2 skiers caught, buried, and killed
2001-04-18 Sun Bowl, Mt.Shasta   CA SKI 3 backcountry skiers caught, three partially buried
2001-01-27 East of Mt. Shasta, Ash Creek Butte   CA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and rescued by own group.
2000-10-30 Red Cone bowl near Mammoth Lakes   CA SKI 2 skiers caught and injured
2001-04-03 Tenmile Range (West side), CO 1 CO SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
2000-12-29 South Diamond Peak at Cameron Pass 1 CO SNOWBOARD 1 backcountry snowboarder caught, buried, and killed
2001-03-18 Farwell Mountain in Routt County 1 CO SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed.
2001-02-25 Ohio Pass, CO near Crested Butte 1 CO SKI 1 skier caught, carried, and killed
2000-11-04 Red Mountain, near Red Mt. Pass   CO SKI Group of 3 caught, 2 partially buried, 1 fully buried
2001-04-04 Near Sheep Mountain, Northwest of West Yellowstone 1 MT SNOWMOBILE 1 snowbiler caught, buried, and killed
2000-12-25 Lionhead area near West Yellowstone   MT SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught buried and rescued
2000-12-26 CLOSED AREA; Discovery Basin Ski Area   MT SKI 3 skiers caught, carried, and 2 injured.
2000-12-17 Marias Pass near Kalispell 2 MT SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers killed
2000-12-26 Daisy Pass; north of Cooke City   MT SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and rescued by own group.
2000-12-31 Emigrant Peak in the Absaroka Range 2 MT HIKE 4 hikers caught, 1 injured ,2 killed
2001-02-24 Absorka/Beartooth Range   MT SNOWMOBILE Snomobiler Burial; Located by Transceiver
2001-04-04 South of Flathead Pass; Bridger Mtns. 1 MT SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed
2001-04-04 Truman Gulch West side of Bridger Range   MT SKI 2 skiers caught, carried, partially buried. 1 injured.
2001-01-17 Northwest of Jackson 1 MT SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught,buried and killed
2001-02-04 Hyalite Drainage in the Gallatin Mountains   MT SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught and buried in roadside terrain trap
2000-12-16 Flagstaff Mtn.,North of Alta   UT OTHER 2 sledders caught, one partially buried, one buried and saved
2001-03-24 Seeley Canyon; Wasatch Plateau   UT SNOWMOBILE Snowmobiler survives hour long burial
2001-02-27 Red Rocks Slide Path, near The Canyons 1 UT SKI 4 skiers caught, 2 completely buried, 1 killed
2001-04-28 Storm Mountain - Stairs Gulch; Big Cottonwood Canyon 2 UT CLIMB 2 climbers caught, buried, and killed.
2000-12-14 Snowbasin   UT OTHER Plane crash in avalanche terrain, pilot killed in crash
2000-12-14 Willard Peak 1 UT SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught buried and killed
2001-03-10 Upper Chalk Creek, near Oakley 2 UT SNOWMOBILE 3 snowmobilers caught, 2 completely buried, and killed
2001-01-29 Twin Lakes, Chelan County 1 WA SNOWSHOE 2 snowshoers, 3 dogs caught, 1 person killed. 1 Dog killed.
2001-04-11 Easton Glacier, South side of Mount Baker 1 WA SNOWMOBILE 1 snomobiler caught, buried, and killed. Missing hiker recovered.
2001-02-17 Mountains North of Cle Elum, WA 1 WA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
2001-04-01 Table Mountain southwest of Mt. Baker   WA SKI 1 skier caught, carried, completly buried, and rescued by own party
2001-01-30 Alpental Ski Area   WA SKI One Professional Patroller caught, totally buried and rescued
2000-12-29 Upper Middle Piney Creek   WY SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and rescued by own group
2000-12-10 Teton Pass 1 WY SKI 1 backcountry skier caught, buried, and killed
2001-02-23 Granite Canyon; Grand Teton National Park 1 WY SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed.
2001-03-05 Prater Peak 1 WY SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught, 1 buried and killed
2000-12-01 Glory Bowl 1 WY SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught buried and killed
2000-11-27 Sunlight Basin, near Cody 1 WY HIKE 1 hunter caught buried and killed
2001-02-06 Rock Springs area, South of the Jackson 1 WY SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed
2000-12-25 South Badger Creek, Jedediah Smith Wilderness 1 WY SKI One skier caught, buried, and killed